If you must ask why "smart cities" are more interesting than "data driven" business, just ponder the quirks of city procurement. Though infuriating to tech vendors, they are a mix of infuriating and fascinating to those with a wider view. It's the … [Continue reading] about The infuriating quirks of local-government procurement :: Fascinating too, the mixed feelings like of training a puppy
How do you bring a once-proud city back to life? In the last 100 years, New Orleans's natural resources have been sucked out and taken away, and the profit almost entirely taken by outsiders. The jewel of a city that New Orleans once was … [Continue reading] about How New Orleans the “banana republic” may thrive again :: There’s a visionary path ahead from a fading oil-based economy to a burgeoning blue economy
Now and then a data analyst pipes up with a warning about storytelling. It’s a menace, they say. It’s so potent, they say, that it stands to corrupt even data, the twenty-first century’s supposedly immaculate compass.
Most … [Continue reading] about The story made me do it Scapegoating data storytelling to cover bad data analysis